Events this Week: October 4 – 11, 2023

This weekend is another “big one,” the last before Halloween events become the primary thing to do around here. The big Ocean City fall block party (with fireworks!) is this weekend, as is Cape May Brewing Co’s big fall bash, and Avalon’s big fall festival. The weather is supposed to be windy Saturday but sunny and still Saturday – keep an eye on the weather before heading out. But you knew that already!

Avalon Garden Club Yard Sale 

Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Avalon Greenhouse, 38th Street between Ocean and Dune Drive 

Come out rain or shine – lots of great stuff for sale at the Avalon Greenhouse. Call Nina Ansel with questions at 610-405-8404 

Wish Upon a Star: A Musical Celebration of Animation 

Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. 

Ocean City Library Room N110 

A free concert made especially for the young and young at heart. Pianist and vocalist Jay Daniels will take you on a journey of musical discovery as we explore the musical favorites from animated films. 

Stone Harbor Classic Car Show 

Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

96th Street, Stone Harbor 

Artists Open Studio Tour 

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The Artists Guild of the Cape will open up each member’s art studio for a county-wide, free tour! Come meet local artists – find the map of participating art studios at or visit “The Artists Guild of the Cape Studio Tour” on Facebook. This is a great way to get a sense of the local art scene. Start your tour anywhere on the map and meet 20 artists at 17 studios in 2 days!  

Avalon Arts & Seafood Festival 

Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Surfside Park, 2901 Avalon Avenue  

Featuring vendors with original artwork and photography, craft and artisan items, food, and island businesses! Along with live music, children’s activities, local beer and wine, and the “Sound Advice Lounge” for those fun Saturday football games. 

Kids’ Event: Predict the Weather With Joe Martucci 

Saturday, October 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Tennis Building, 250 39th St, Avalon 

Join us for a special visit with Meteorologist Joe Martucci of The Press of AC. Kids can learn about how meteorologists predict the weather and use a green screen to bring the weather to life! 

Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show 

Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

1048 Washington St, Cape May   

A craft show in celebration Victorian Weekend, featuring local and regional artists.  

West Cape May Lima Bean Festival   

Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

732 Broadway, behind the Fire House 

West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough’s Backyard Park!  The festival will delight locals and visitors alike with a vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. Any questions for this event should be directed to the Event Organizers, Theresa Enteado and/or Erin Seer at (609) 884-1005 ext 100 or 101 or via email to 

Cape May Brewing Co.’s Pick of the Batch Fall Festival 

Saturday, October 7 from 12 to 6 p.m. 

Cape May Brewing Co. 

The inaugural event was held in October of 2019, and it’s coming back bigger and better than ever. Pick of the Batch will feature live music, new seasonal brews, local vendors, and fun fall activities for the whole family. 

Ocean City Fall Block Party and Fireworks  

Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Fifth Street to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City  

The end-of-summer festival brings over 400 crafters, food vendors, music, and more. In the evening, fireworks will shoot off over the boardwalk from 6th Street – 14th Street. 

Wildwoods Food and Music Festival 

Sunday, October 8   

Byrne Plaza   

The festival will include live music, delicious food, craft vendors and much more. The festival is FREE to attend. For more information call 609.729.4000 or visit 

Free movie: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage 

Monday, October 9 at 5 p.m. 

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St 

An American writer living in Rome witnesses an attempted murder that is connected to an ongoing killing spree in the city, and conducts his own investigation despite himself and his girlfriend being targeted by the killer. Directed by Dario Argento